An all-silicon single-photon source by unconventional photon blockade

@inproceedings{Flayac2015AnAS,
  title={An all-silicon single-photon source by unconventional photon blockade},
  author={Hugo Flayac and D. Gerace and Vincenzo Savona},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
The lack of suitable quantum emitters in silicon and silicon-based materials has prevented the realization of room temperature, compact, stable, and integrated sources of single photons in a scalable on-chip architecture, so far. Current approaches rely on exploiting the enhanced optical nonlinearity of silicon through light confinement or slow-light propagation, and are based on parametric processes that typically require substantial input energy and spatial footprint to reach a reasonable… CONTINUE READING